Bomber County

Bomber County

In early June 1943, James Eric Swift, a pilot with the 83rd Squadron of the Royal Air Force, boarded his Lancaster bomber for a night raid on Münster and disappeared.

Widespread aerial bombardment was to the Second World War what the trenches were to the First: a shocking and new form of warfare, wretched and unexpected, and carried out at a terrible scale of loss. Just as the trenches produced the most remarkable poetry of the First World War, so too did the bombing… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 17, 2010)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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